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Awakening a Suburban Dinosaur 

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Winter 2014

By 2012, 1 Country View Road, a 48,000-square-foot office building located within Liberty Property Trust’s 700-acre, 5 million-square-foot Great Valley Corporate Center in suburban Philadelphia, had become a “dinosaur.”

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Six Tips to Safely Evacuate Individuals With Disabilities 

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Winter 2014

If you had to evacuate one of your buildings right now, are you sure that everyone inside who might have a physical or cognitive disability would be able to exit safely and quickly?

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Activate Your Lobby 

By: Margarita Foster, editor-in-chief, Development Winter 2014

In the commercial real estate and planning domains, vibrancy is a term often applied to street life but rarely to office lobbies. Particularly in suburban settings, Class A office building lobbies tend to be grand and polished but also quiet and sometimes intimidating.

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Office Tenants Prefer Vibrant Centers 

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, NAIOP Winter 2014

Where do today’s office tenants want to be located? New research shows that they prefer amenity-rich, mixed-use suburban vibrant centers (also known as “live, work, play” locations) to typical single-use suburban office locations, by a margin of more than four to one.

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NAIOP's 2015 Buyers Guide 

By: None Winter 2014

From accountants to architects to developers, contractors, and financial sources. Whatever you need, you’re likely to find it and a lot more in our annual Buyers Guide.